Zika and sex: Seven key things you need to know about the case in Dallas

February 3, 2016 9:31 AM

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Zika and sex: Seven key things you need to know about the case in Dallas

Officials in Dallas said a local resident was infected with Zika after having sex with a person who contracted the virus during a trip to Venezuela. This is the first known case of a person who became infected while in the United States and raises a whole new set of concerns about the rapid spread of the pathogen which has been linked to babies being born with head abnormalities. Here's what we know -- and don't know -- about sexual transmission of the virus.

1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted lab tests that confirmed the Zika virus in someone who had not traveled outside the continental United States. Dallas County Health Department officials said this person had a sexual partner who had traveled out of the country to an area wh...

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